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Bobby Dale, 2L

UHLC student earns fellowship to work on Capitol Hill  

Bobby Dale, 2L

April 28, 2015 - Bobby Dale, a second-year, part-time student at the University of Houston Law Center has received a fellowship to work on health law issues with Houston Congressman Gene Green in Washington, DC.

“The opportunity was open to both LL.M and J.D. students, so it is a great honor to have been selected,” said Dale.

The UHLC Health Law &Policy Institute’s Health Law Congressional program offers a 10-week summer assignment in which Dale will research issues relating to health law and proposed legislation.

“Congressman Green is the ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Health, so I hope to attend a committee hearing during my fellowship,” said Dale.

Dale is a member of the Evening Law Student Association and Student Ambassadors.

“I knew I wanted to pursue a law degree after volunteering at a citizenship workshop and sitting in on a client intake at a previous job with my supervisor, who is an immigration attorney,” said Dale.

“A law degree seemed like the best way to put my skills and interests to use directly helping people make positive change in their lives,” he said.

After graduation, Dale hopes his future career will include strong public policy and public interest aspects.

“One of my goals coming to law school was to explore my interest in policy work and my courses and experience so far have heightened my interest in the field.

“UHLC has helped me achieve my career goals in three ways,” said Dale, “Through supportive faculty and staff who invest themselves in the students’ success; through its supportive Career Development Office; and through an interesting and practice-focused course taught by highly accomplished professors.”